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Mattress startup Casper heads to Canada, promises an blissful night’s sleep to our neighbors up north

A good night’s sleep is one of the most universal of all needs. Given this, it’s little surprise that Casper, the popular New York-based mattress startup, has seen demand from around the world. But as an upstart with limited funding and rabid domestic demand to satisfy, crossing borders (and oceans) has largely been out of [...]

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YouTube launches paid music streaming service

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep YouTube’s long-awaited foray into the music streaming industry has finally made its debut. Dubbed Music Key, YouTube’s paid streaming service lets its users stream music without ads, in addition to listening without an internet connection. Two price options are currently being offered: a $7.99 per month option [...]

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YouTube reaches deal with over 2,000 indie labels

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep In a huge move towards launching its music streaming service, YouTube has landed a deal with global rights agency Merlin. The umbrella group represents over 2,000 indie labels around the world, making it a contingent bid in YouTube’s move towards music streaming. In addition to deals landed [...]

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What Cracker’s David Lowery gets right (and wrong) about Spotify and Taylor Swift

David Lowery, whose band Cracker scored a hit in 1993 with “Low,” is one of the loudest and most eloquent critics of the new streaming music economy. His blog post, “My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89,” became the definitive example of unfair artist compensation in the 21st century. [...]

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This VHS Captain America Trailer Is The Perfect ’80s Throwback

Occasionally, fan-made trailer mashups will come along that make you want to watch the full (but sadly non-existent) movie. This flawless VHS trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier captures everything you might dimly remember an ’80s trailer to be, and will also make you realize that maybe Full HD isn’t everything. Read more… Continue [...]

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Why Yahoo’s abandonment of core Tumblr users is actually almost commendable

When Yahoo bought Tumblr in May 2013 for $1.1 billion, Marissa Mayer made a big of how she wasn’t going to “screw it up.” “Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business,” a Yahoo memo stated. “David Karp will remain CEO. The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately [...]

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